Earlier today, the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) was introduced for the first time in the Senate by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and the House by Rep. Rosa DeLauro. This bill would provide employees across the country with access to paid family leave to care for their own serious health condition, or that of a child, parent, or spouse, including a domestic partner. Workers would be able to take leave because of illness, pregnancy, birth, childbirth recovery, adoption, and more.
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Imagine a time where you and your kids are loved, respected, and celebrated just for being you.
Imagine a place where not only is it ok for you to have LGBTQ parents, but they throw you a parade down Main Street.
Imagine a future where no matter what your family looks like or where you come from, you are part of a community of support and goodwill.
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The Obama family welcomed volunteers to the White House to help decorate for the holiday season. Among them, was Family Equality Council board member, Tommy Starling. Starling placed an ornament with his family's photo on the Blue Room tree, known to feature decorations honoring military families.
The 18.5 foot tree is the largest of the two dozen trees in the White House. Starling, his partner and their two children will have their photo seen by the 70,000 visitors expected over the holiday season.
My name is Zan Rabney, and I am thirteen years old. I was born at Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan, and I have lesbian parents. My mom Randy gave birth to me and my mom Fran legally adopted me right before my first birthday. I am told that my mom Fran was in the room when I was born and that she wanted a baby for a very long time. My parents were together for ten years before I was born...